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5 Things to Do on a Snow Day

5 Things to Do on a Snow Day   The office of the National Association for Music Education, along with many others on the East Coast, are currently “hunkering down”…

For Beginners: Your First African Rhythm Concept

For Beginners: Your First African Rhythm Concept By Dave Holland   If you enjoyed my Body Jammin’ presentation at #Nafville2015, then you’ll love this quick tip! In traditional western music,…

Teaching Theory Using Ableton Live

Teaching Theory Using Ableton Live A New Way to Approach Music Theory by Michael Hayden   Do you incorporate music theory into your classroom? Ever thought about using a digital…

Teaching Music off a Cart

Teaching Music off a Cart By Jim Tinter   Being told you are losing your music room and are going to have to teach music off a cart can be…

Iowa Congressman Joins Music Classroom

Last month, U.S. Representative David Young (R-IA-3) visited Ashland Ridge Elementary in Ankeny, Iowa to learn about the music programs offered at Ankeny Community Schools. Young was invited this past summer by…